Mr Oladipupo Rasheed, with 4.73 Cumulative Grade Point Average, is among the 20 students graduating with first-class degrees from the University of Osun in Osogbo.
Rasheed is of the Department of Economics.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Adekunle Bashir, disclosed this at a news conference on the university’s third convocation taking place on Saturday.
According to him, the student is the most outstanding of the 20 that would be graduating with first-class honour in different departments.
“We are graduating 1200 students in an array of fields with 20 first-class students ; 328, second-class upper division; 658, second-class lower division and 178 students with third class.
“It may interest you to know that we have got an approval from the National Universities Commission to start part-time and post-graduate programmes in about 11 disciplines.
“Also, our research programmes are very robust and all-inclusive. The prominent among them is the research on the usage of bio-technology products in combating the menace of mosquitoes,’’ he said.
Bashir said the university remained a formidable partner in the development of the state which made it to adopt a multi-campus system of operation.
“We also take the issue of community service seriously; this informed our Rural Women Farmers Empowerment Programme tagged, Rabi Elefo.
“It is a programme targeted at the rural women farmers in our community where we train and empower them in the area of vegetable planting which is really yielding results.’’
He also said that the university had been reliable in the area of human and material development since its inception in 2007.
The vice chancellor explained that the medical students currently under training in Ukraine were in no way affected by the crisis in the country.